Pope Fitness: Crispy Sweet Potato Rounds

One of my absolute favorites for breakfast are crispy home fries. I have tried to make them myself numerous times and failed each time because I end up burning them. I have finally found the secret and am going to share with you. Because I love you. And it is Christmastime.

I made these yesterday for breakfast with some dippy eggs (Pittsburghese translation: over easy eggs) and had to make them again this morning. They were even better this time around. They take some planning because you actually need to bake them first. So here are the two easy steps…

Step One: Bake the Potatoes

Poke sweet potatoes (any kind of potatoes will work actually) with a fork and bake in the oven at 375 for 45 minutes. Let cool completely. I actually had one with dinner as a regular baked potato and then made extras to have another time before coming up with this recipe. You can store the baked potatoes in the fridge to pull out whenever you are ready to cook.

Step Two: Fry the Potatoes

You will need the baked potatoes, 1-2 tablespoons of ghee (butter will also do, but I am limiting my dairy intake) and salt and pepper. Yep. That’s it. Peel the potato skin, which should be super easy at this point since it is already baked. I just sliced off the ends and pulled it off with my fingers. Place ghee in pan and heat until melted. Slice the potato in 1/4″ slices. Place the potatoes in the pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper (to taste). Flip once browned on one side. They are done when both sides are browned to your liking. They literally take like 10 minutes total.

Step Three: Eat the Potatoes

At this point, you will be wishing that you made about 5 potatoes like this so you can eat them all at once. Don’t do that. As a health and fitness coach, I will advise you that is not going to be a good diet choice. However, I encourage pairing it with some dippy or scrambled eggs and turkey bacon!

Hope you enjoy as much as I did. I’m going to go throw in some more sweet potatoes to bake so I can have these every single morning for the rest of my life.

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